Early 1970 the German based crane company Rosenkranz build this 1000 tonne "mobile" crane. It was the first crane reaching the 1000 tonne! With a maximum height of over 200 meters it realy reaches into the sky.
The name K-10001 comes from "Kran" which stands for crane, 1000 tonne capaciteit and the first crane of this capacity at Rosenkranz.
The crane made it's first hours at Rosenkranz and went to Kronschnabel, Schmidbauer, AKS and Baldwins later on. Since some months ago the crane was for sale at Sindorf.
Meanwhile they found a new owner for the crane somewhere in Italy to load and unload ships. The crane was ready for transport so I went to 't Harde once again to take some final pictures of the crane.
In this pictures the 4 axle module is clearly seen. Original this crane had a FAUN tractor to pull the crane from job to job. Now it's like a huge trailer.
Behind the module another fixed axles can be found which steers as the module makes a turn. A engine driving the hydraulics is put away in the frame aswell.
The boomstops to keep the boom from falling backwards.
The counterweight tables.
And a mountain of counterweight.
The pieces which connects the outriggers with the turntable.
Outriggerplates to spread the weight on the ground.
The head of the mainboom, here both lifting cables can be parted 12 times.
To close the two whinches for hoisting in their frame, still in the Baldwins colours.
Next week the story of the Rosenkranz K-10001 which is also sold via Sindorf. Soon also the life story of this groundbreaking crane.
I want to thank Sindorf once again for letting me take pictures.